Star Wars made space opera big and its millions of fans made sure it stayed that way for decades now. With the overwhelming success of The Force Awakens and with Episode VIII well on its way into shooting, you can now quell those hype-pangs by attending the next big scifi themed amusement park, appropriately named Star Wars Land! If the promotional video is to be any indication, this one is going to be one hack of a ride.
Infamous smuggler Han Solo (posing as earth-native Harrison Ford) presents the newest attraction, talking about the many features of the theme park, such as an honest-to-Vurt Millenium Falcon simulator, an on-rails shooter simulator where you assume the role of a group of Rebels going toe-to-toe against First Order‘s Stormtroopers, as well as a hop and skip through alien planets. The attraction promises it will be using authentic replicas of the locales in the films as well as a small-scale replica of a Mos Eisley Cantina, except with perhaps less drug trafficking and improptu hitmen.
The park will also feature themed restaurants, which sounds a bit weird: the cuisine of Star Wars has always been a grey area except for that one time when we got to cringe through an intergalactic cooking show during the poorly thought-out Holiday Special. Then again, maybe Disney is just going to switch a regular menu font to Wingdings and let us figure it out for ourselves. The newest attraction will be added to Disneyland in California and Walt Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
On a more cynical note, we could not help but notice exactly how jaded Ford seemed during the entire presentation. Maybe his decision which led to the tragic events of The Force Awakens left an impact on him or he’s simply over being one of the original saints of scifi nerddom. Still, we wish him the best and we’ll make sure to paster him for autographs when we stumble upon him at a con.
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